March 8, 2020 Subject:
Amazingly clean boards... July 81
This one and the the 5th are both fantastic clear recordings, and this one as with the 5th, Jerry is tearing it up in the first set... I haven't gotten to the second set yet.
But I recommend highly!
July 7, 2018 Subject:
let the world go by , all lost and dreaming..
I like this and it is a good break from ground I am already pretty familiar with. Not sure if I had anything from this era in my collection beyond having seen the Radio City show from 1980.
Great set list with a rare Minglewood opener a scorching Bertha, A surprise placement of MUSIC,
RxR blues always welcome/ not always in rotation.
El Paso-kinda odd version with JERRY not completely synced up to Weir's lyrics.
Lightning>Supplication-Here is a big hole previously filled by Donna Jean. Missing Chemistry now just a chance for Weir to seize some set break booty.
Bird Song>LLR>Deal-those last 3 make it a nice full set.
Why would you ever want to open a 2nd set
with Man Smarter? (oh, only it's Second Performance)
But can't complain about CANDYMAN !
ESTIMATED>EYES- The jam out of Prophet is excellent brother who called this 'upbeat' EOTW is right on,
cause this is 10 minutes of 'Speedy Gonzalez' EYES
(The above combo is the highlight of this show for me.)
Pretty cool how they play MIRACLE and since they already played BERTHA in the 1st set they head for GOOD LOVIN'
If you like a quick paced, upbeat Eyes of the World, you will love this. I also felt 81 was an underrated year. I think this is one of many shows that proves it.
August 6, 2015 Subject:
Sorry, no review; just a response to kbmill's stats.
Just for fun, I checked the frequency of "Truckin'" at shows I attended and came up with 25.7%, a bit more than 21.77% but not by much. (70 shows, from 9/14/82 to 3/5/92).
August 6, 2015 Subject:
I thought this show had an interesting set list, which got me thinking about some kind of empirical basis for evaluating a show's set list for uniqueness, which has launched a much larger project that will probably evolve over time. Mark today as the start of the set list project.
For this show:
The average of the song's likelihood to be played in any given show is 12.54%. The most commonly played song in the show is Truckin' which appears in 21.77% of all dead shows. The most rare is To Lay Me Down, which occurs 2.64% of the time. I have no context for 12.54%, yet, but I'm building the data.
I also calculated the average of occurance within the show - basically, which set was the song most commonly played in as a second measure of uniqueness - e.g. a first set Truckin' is pretty unique. This show's average set correlation is 75.5% which means that the songs were generally played where you would expect. Candyman being the exception, occuring in the second set only 8.54% of the 281 times it was played.
I hope to develop some kind of composite score to give perspective to a show's set list relative uniqueness, but that will come as I gather more data.
As a caveat, there are some anamolies in the Dead List Project. Total Number of occurences doesn't equate to the sum of the by-set occurences and naming consistency, to name a couple. I can't complain though, it's a wonderful resource, I just wish the search functions were more robust.
July 21, 2015 Subject:
Highlights: To Lay Me Down, Bird Song
July 8, 2015 Subject:
Very nice guitar break on track 22.
September 17, 2011 Subject:
thank you, CM. Thanks to you and Bose, I can now stream and be very happy
July 8, 2011 Subject:
I'm just finishing off the first set. I've not listened to this year in a long while. The Dancing is just ripping! They forget the words but give enough with their instruments it doesn't matter too much.